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Denae Kessel Dostal's Fundraiser:

Team Clarke: TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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THE STORY:

 

My name is Denae Kessel Dostal and I will be running the 2016 NYC Marathon for Team Clarke!  I am excited to combine two things I am very passionate about:  running and helping kids!  I am a Physical Education/Health teacher at Littleville Elementary School in Huntington, MA which is a part of the Gateway Regional School District.  I strive daily to make physical activity a fun experience for my students in hopes they continue to make healthy choices throughout their life.  I have been an active part of the Clarke School family as my sister, Devan Folts, is Executive Assistant to the President at the Northampton, MA campus.  I also have been fortunate to see the amazing benefits of Clarke services over the years for several of my own students in the Gateway district.   

Although I was always active in sports and fitness, I was never a runner.  Running seemed like an unattainable challenge.  However, in the summer of 2013, I was inspired by two fellow PE teachers (and runners) in my school district, Tim Gamble and Missy McCaul, so I decided to give running a try.  I began with a Couch to 5K plan with the aspiration of running a race that fall.  I could barely run for 30 seconds without stopping to walk at the beginning but I kept at it.  I finished the plan and three months later completed my first 5K race. I was hooked.  I took my training a day at a time and kept moving forward.  I have since finished dozens of 5 & 10 K's, three half marathons and in October of 2015 completed my first full marathon, the Baystate Marathon, in Lowell, MA.    

I am the most proud that I have taken my students along with me on this journey of running.  I run after school three times a week and they have witnessed my progression and have been my best cheerleaders.  I want to show them that anything is possible when you are committed to trying your best.

I look forward to updating you all on my training and fundraising goals.  Thank you for your support of Team Clarke!

 

$2,700

MONEY RAISED
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  • Apollo Yentsch

    $20

  • Jagerman

     

  • Ed and Diane Thornton

    $25

  • Jennifer W

    $20

  • Dave and Donna Kessel

    $100

  • The Harpers

     

  • Julia Folts

    $50

  • Diane & Steve

    $100

  • Jeff and Jan Folts

    $125

  • Sheila Green

    $25

  • Justin Folts and Devan Kessel Folts

    $125

  • Angela Dalton

    $20

  • WV Family

    $200

  • Rajesh Bhatt

     

  • The Hayden Family

    $50

  • Dave Strong

    $50

  • Andrea and Ben

    $50

  • Fitness Class Fundraiser Proceeds

    $360

  • Lynne Ashby

     

  • Clark T. Gamble

    $100

  • Aimee Saville

    $50

  • Cherelle

    $25

  • The Mollisons❤️

    $50

  • Mary and TJ Howell

     

  • Erica, Cory, and Anthony

    $50

  • Michele Dostal

    $25

  • ELISSA WOLF

    $30

  • James Robator

    $50

  • Clarke IT Department

     

  • Marilyn Buuck

    $20

  • Eric R Jones

    $25

  • Cooper and Tabby

     

  • Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech

    $25

  • Raiden and Laine

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Melissa McCaul

    $50

  • Dostal Tree Service

    $295

  • Miss Joey, Angela, Elizabeth H, Lynn A, Chris Bell, Margaret, Sue R. Ruth,

    $100

  • Barb & Deb

    $25

  • Christina Sanborn Danese

    $25

  • Barbara Hecht

     

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The Team: $17,698 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kristen Kuhn

Amount Raised

$6,072

 

121% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Gallant

Amount Raised

$3,250

 

130% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sandra Laflamme

Amount Raised

$3,101

 

124% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Denae Kessel Dostal

Amount Raised

$2,700

Fundraiser Title

Charlie Page

Amount Raised

$2,575

 

64% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jodi Fairman

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Barbara Hecht

Barbara Hecht

Congratulations on a great run!! 3 years ago

Christina Sanborn Danese

Christina Sanborn Danese

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Barb & Deb

Barb & Deb

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Miss Joey, Angela, Elizabeth H, Lynn A, Chris Bell, Margaret, Sue R. Ruth,

Miss Joey, Angela, Elizabeth H, Lynn A, Chris Bell, Margaret, Sue R. Ruth,

DONATION: $100

Littleville Friends are rooting for you!!!! 3 years ago

Dostal Tree Service

Dostal Tree Service

DONATION: $295

3 years ago

Melissa McCaul

Melissa McCaul

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Raiden and Laine

Raiden and Laine

Run Aunt Nae, Run 3 years ago

Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech

Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech

DONATION: $25

From Renee and Darlene in Development 3 years ago

Cooper and Tabby

Cooper and Tabby

3 years ago